Easy Moving House Checklist

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If you’re moving home soon, these top tips from Armishaws Removals can make planning your relocation easier and help reduce moving day stress.


  1. Book Your Removal Team Early

Certain dates/days of the week are more popular, the closer you get to your moving day, the more likely your dates will already be booked.


  1. Read The Terms & Conditions

How many times have you clicked “I have read the terms and conditions box” without giving it a glance? We’re all guilty of it. You might required to unplug electricals, cover floors, etc. Not being prepared could slow things down and create extra charges.


  1. Check For Access Issues

Do a quick recce with large vehicles in mind, tight bends, low hanging trees, etc, to ensure things go as smoothly on the day.


  1. Protect Your Carpets

At Armishaws, our crews carry carpet protectors but these may not cover against everything if access is muddy. Add extra coverings before your removers arrive.


  1. Disconnect Electrical Equipment

Make arrangements to disconnect white goods. Curtains, shelves and anything fixed to the walls should also be taken down ready to move.


  1. Declutter To Save Taking Unwanted Items With You

Moving home is the perfect time for that long promised clear out. You don’t want to pay to take clutter with you only to have to find somewhere else to hide it!


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  1. Check & Clear Loft Spaces

Most removal companies are not insured to work in lofts unless boarded and lit.


  1. Check Those Droopy Drawers

If you have any ‘wobbly’ furniture, get repairs done before it’s moved. The stresses of moving house can exacerbate existing structural weaknesses.


  1. Disassemble System Furniture

System or self-assembly furniture is not designed to be moved whole and often does not go back together well if dismantled. Take furniture apart carefully in advance of your move. Place screws/fixings in a bag and tape it to the furniture so it doesn’t get lost.


  1. Ensure Everything Outdoors Is Ready To Go

Anything to be transported from the outbuildings or garages should be prepared in advance. Plants should either be potted or their roots contained in a plastic bin liner. Garden tools should be tied in bundles and swings, climbing frames, dismantled ready to go.


  1. Prepare To Unpack Over Several Days

It’s usually not possibly to unpack everything at your new home in a single day. Decide what’s most important and focus on those key items.


  1. Don’t Forget To Eat!

“Oh, we’ll get something on the day…”. There might be delays. The last thing you need are ‘hangry’ kids and rumbling stomachs, so pack provisions to keep everyone fed and watered.


  1. Get Insurance Cover

It’s essential you ensure your goods are adequately protected throughout your relocation.


  1. Book A Shopping Delivery

When you get to your new home, the last thing you want to worry about is ‘a big shop’. Plan ahead and book a food and essentials delivery to arrive at your new address the day after your move.


You can find more moving advice at www.Armishaws.com/blog.


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